Election 2014

Parks District Increases Numbers; Dems Don't

Parks District looks even better after second batch of votes counted; Democrats look worse.

08/06/2014 By Josh Feit


Isn't It Weird That... Pot and Parks

Some weird things we noticed about proportionality.

08/06/2014 By Josh Feit and Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Fizz

Afternoon Fizz: Murray Outtakes

A couple of outtakes from this morning's Murray press conference.

08/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "This Day Was Inevitable"

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot, cars, parks, and bikes.

08/05/2014 By Morning Fizz


PubliPola Results on Parks Measure

Parks wins. Among Cola readers, anyway.

08/01/2014 By Josh Feit

Election 2014

Parks District Opponents Commandeer 911 Number

Proponents of a proposed Seattle parks district say opponents' claims are false, and that their alleged phone number, which starts with "911," isn't legal.

08/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Antsy Friday Likes & Dislikes

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring a lot of angry people.

08/01/2014 By Morning Fizz


PubliPola: The Metropolitan Parks District

A poll on the August Metropolitan Parks District vote.

07/31/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Another Campaign Season Claim

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring aspirational funding, inklings of reality, and blame.

07/31/2014 By Morning Fizz


Anti–Parks District Campaign Makes Dramatic Claims

Anti–Prop 1 group says taxes are going to sky-rocket, pro-parks campaign says foes are in "black helicopter territory"

07/29/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Ethics Commission Rejects Anti-Parks District Complaint

The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission rejects a complaint alleging that city council members and the Seattle Channel advocated for parks in violation of city ethics law.

07/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Mayor Holds Parks Press Conference, Shoving Ensues

Prop. 1 Supporter Dave Meinert says he was grabbed and shoved by anti-park district protester.

07/21/2014 By Josh Feit and Casey Jaywork


Isn't It Weird That: The Times "Loves" Parks, But...

A weird thing we noticed about the Seattle Times' opposition to this year's parks funding measure.

07/10/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Inherent Tension

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Mayor Murray's pick for SDOT; Ethics Commission's Sawant decision; and labor group's enemies list.

07/02/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Latest Numbers

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring data, e-cigarettes, and parks.

06/18/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Monitoring and Tweaking

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring K-12 funding, parks funding, and Carrasco funding.

06/16/2014 By Morning Fizz


How Park District Opponents Channel Tim Eyman

A guest op/ed from one of the architects of the proposed Metropolitan Parks District: How parks district opponents channel Tim Eyman—and why they're wrong.

06/06/2014 By Michael Maddux

City Hall

Parks District Opponents Win Parks Election Changes

Opponents of the proposed parks district ballot measure win changes to the ballot description voters will see in August.

06/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Why We Can't Let the Seattle Parks District Fail

City council member Sally Bagshaw explains what will happen if the August parks district funding measure fails.

05/12/2014 By Sally Bagshaw


Support Seattle Parks with Sustainable, Dedicated Funding

In a guest op/ed, two parks district supporters argue that a new metropolitan parks district will create a sustainable, long-term funding source for parks in Seattle.

04/16/2014 By Mark Okazaki and Steve Dubiel